Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
Above all things, respect yourself.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.